Category: American

macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni Tomato and Cheese

This dish is nice and easy and cheesy!  Thanks to the tomatoes it has amped up goodness. It makes a great main course for vegan eaters.  You could serve some Italian sausage or meatballs...

salmon cedar plank

Salmon on a Cedar Plank

Plank cooking originates with the indigenous people of North America in the region that is now the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada.  Tribes living near the mighty rivers flowing from the coastal...

Banana Bread

Banana Nut Bread

Having too many ripe bananas around our place poses more of an opportunity than a problem. With this easy recipe, you’ll watch those bananas disappear in no time. While most cooks add walnuts, I...

Peanut Butter & Cashew Cookies

I hadn’t made peanut butter cookies in a long time and had a craving for some of these hot-out-the-oven, over-sized treats. I thought I’d look up an old recipe from a cook book that...

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

If you have about 1½ cups of ripe fresh pineapple to spare, and are in the mood for baking, then you and your family are sure to enjoy this twist on traditional upside-down cake....

garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Want to add some pizzazz to those boring mashed potatoes. Garlic lovers can’t resist this combination, accented with tidbits of toasted garlic and nicely balanced with sour cream and parsley.  


Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Most attribute the French heritage of the Louisiana bayou people to coining the name for this dish. The enslaved Africans living in of the area used the word “ya” for rice and the Cajun...

Apple Cobler

Apple Cobbler with Almond Topping

This recipe is nice and fruity with just the right pastry. Use your favorite baking apples, but I use the gala variety since they are what I usually prefer as a raw, eating apple....